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. we will see how much. >>> these are gloomy times for stephen strasbourg. we will go live to fairfax where those is training camp is in full swi >>> we have a similar for reader's digest subscribers. people are getting $2,600 checks in the mail, and letter advising them to cash the check and send it to an address in washington state for exchange -- in washington state in exchange for more money. the bank will eventually catch the error. by then, it is too late. reader's digest says it would never ask winners to collect a prize. >>> you never hear a lot of stories about economic prosperity of. >> the number of hispanic business owners has shot up. >> we have seen incredible growth over the last five years. from an hispanic perspective in business, we are part of the community. >> he came here from puerto rico 30 years ago as an intern at the department of labour. today, he owns an i.t. company. he has $14 million in revenue. as an hispanic business owner, he is part of a trend. >> these businesses are growing and growing. >> according to new census data, the number of hispanic-owned b
stephen strasburg. he had surgery and now starts his long road back. i will tell you about it. i had the highlights for >> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving you forward. >> stephen strasburg had reconstructive elbow surgery this morning in california. the doctor said the surgery went extremely well. they took a ligament out of his left leg and put it into his elbow. he is expected to miss 12 to 18 months. pitcher chris volstead has been suspended. for the nationals and five marlins had been suspended and or find it. -- and or fined. we pick it up in the third. his first major-league home run. it was a solo shot. 1-0 nationals. this shot by jones in deep center field. that brings them around. the pirates win it 8-5. this is one of nine, two out. trouble from the get go. he scores all the way from first. to-m1 rays. the second of four events started today. we are talking golf. tiger woods bogeyed four of his first six holes. he needs a solid weekend to get to next week's. he finished one over par. the play of the night comes from wake forest.
." and national start stephen stroudsburg is getting ready for -- nationals start stephen stroudsburg is getting ready for surgery today. he is not expected to return to action for at least a year. when abc 7 news at noon continues, another public plea from the incumbent mayor adrian fenty's wife as a motion takes on a greater role in the race. later today on "oprah," on a greater role in the race. later today on "oprah," christina storyteller: little miss muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. along came a burglar who broke into her home, and ransacked the place making off with several valuable tuffets. fortunately, geico had recently helped her with homeowners insurance. she got full replacement on her tuffets. the burglar was later captured when he was spotted with whey on his face. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost tr
. >> the latest on stephen strasbourg. nyjer morgan is suspended. the >>> he is making his presence felt directed to presence felt. >> outside, take a look. our temperature is 90 degrees right now. we have some sunshine coming out right here. sunshine in a lot of spots. this was, by the way, our 68th day of 90 degrees or more. 67 is the record. our temperature to date has made it up into the 90's. hurricane earl is moving on out. you can see the area of rain having none out. that is the area that is still under the gun. it is a long way from ocean city. that is where doug hill is straight quite a change from earlier today. >> i should get my sunglasses out of the car here. earlier today, we had these high waves, the winds were at 35 or 40 miles per hour. they had to be moving 55 or 60 miles per hour. that wind speed never made it down to the ground. the waves are still pound and they will continue to count tonight. the whole appearance and feeling here at the beach has gone to bring it on for the entire weekend. >> to get out the sun block there, it looks like. >> it is a blue sky. that is how it
're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
was struck in silver springs last night. stephen, what have you learned? >> we spoke with a man who says he is the victim's cousin. she is a 24-year-old woman from guatemala. she flew through the air and landed underneath that black truck across the street. tonight, that woman is fighting for her life. police are looking for a hit- and-run driver. citizens of this community wants something done to get the cars to slowdown. it happened a little after 8:00 p.m.. the woman had either just crossed the street or was about to cross when a small, dark car hit her with such force that witnesses say they saw her fly through the air. she landed underneath a truck, parked some 30 feet from the point of impact. >> she was thrown. they could not have drugged her. she was from. >> the vehicle vanished. fast-moving cars are a common sight along this stretch. they say some motorists ignore the pedestrian sign. >> some cars make a stop but some cars never do is stop. >> the hit-and-run took place across the street from an elementary school. jose worries about his little girl and the other children who lived
earl. >>> in the meantime, we have got its boards. >>> we have got stephen strasburg, who is about to undergo the knife. the nats get into it with the marlins. did the little piggy cry wee wee wee all the way home? piggy: weeeeeee, weeeeeee, weeeeeee, weeeee weeeeeeee. mom: max. ...maxwell! piggy: yeah? mom: you're home. piggy: oh,cool, thanks mrs. a. anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. [ male announcer ] new inventory. ♪ new equipment. new trucks. new hires. ♪ new space. ♪ new markets. achievement seizes new opportunity. go to pnc.com/businessloans to see how we can help your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> all right, let's start with stephen strasburg. he will have tommy john surgery, and the recuperation is expected to be 12 to 18 months, and 80 to 92% are the listed chances for success. jordan zimmermann, nine strikeouts. now, they took the marlins into extra innings tonight. adam kennedy. watch this. here we go. this is the play at home. niger morgan tied the score, all of the way to second. brett hayes. roger bernadina. 1-0,
in calvert county is now canceled. >> good news there. >> 6:48. time for today's politico minute. stephen colbert is getting the cold shoulder from capitol hill. >> james, thanks for being here. so we heard the spoof testimony stephen colbert in character testifying on capitol hill last week. there was already a sentiment among law makers that they have had enough of him and this just accelerated the pending divorce, if you will. >> the last straw. there was a sort of consensus that stephen colbert is not one you want to engage with. and colbert had become famous in part for his segment, know your district. he would do these long seg meantsd make his guests look goofy. now it's harder and harder for him to book almost any member of congress on his show because they know they are just going to end up looking like idiots. >> so we were talking earlier about why he was there in the first place. who invited stephen colbert to testify if so many people are not getting his jokes anymore? >> zock rin a powerful ally of nancy pelosi went on his show the day before the testimony because she was pu
driver apparently did not hear the siren. stephen tschida joins us with the latest from the scene. >> the bus was heading south down 14th street, when the fire truck came through this intersection. tonight, investigators are trying to figure out how this crash haven't -- happened. >> rescue workers loaded up those. more than one dozen on the bus and four firefighters ended up in the hospital. >> i thought he was dead, but i think he is alive. >> the injuries, including that to the bus driver, are not said to be life-threatening. still, those on board described a chaotic and frightening scene after the collision. >> i fall on the floor, so i just woke up, and the guy helping us to get up. >> fire officials say the truck had been dispatched for a pedestrians struck by a vehicle. the crew got a call while producing it in a training session a few blocks away. they say it was not traveling very fast because it had just taken off. >> seconds before. >> they say the sirens sounded right before impact, but it was loud and clear as it approached the intersection. >> i hear the siren, yes,
again in the next two weeks. >> we will have to wait and see. still ahead, stephen colbert to a trip to capitol hill. we will tell you why. >> and look back at the life of a singer known for his scandalous life. >> a snake pit at the droiiiid. what this droid does will change how you do web connections. this creates a mobile 3g hotspot, powerful enough to fuel multiple devices at will. putting you at the center of your own world wide web. introducing the new droid x. the next generation of does. >> what the board patchy fog. predict what out for patchy fog. . watch out for patchy fog. you know your neighborhood better than i do. keep that in mind when you head out to school. [inaudible] mostly sunny skies. it is another hot day. we will break the record high temperatures. mid-90's for the high temperatures. the weekend will be cooler and in the mid-80's. >> minnesota ave close where police chase ended today. according to d.c., it is minnesota avenue that shutdown were branch avenue would emerge. 95 between richmond and baltimore will give you normal travel times this morning. >> than
. >>> political theater. stephen colbert on capitol hill to highlight a serious issue. but did it serve his cause? >>> hostage drama. robbers kidnap a florida bank teller, strap a bomb to his chest, then use him as a weapon to get the money. >>> vintage baseball. the only video of what may be the greatest game ever played, socked away for 50 years in bing crosby's wine cellar. >>> and children's crusader. our troubled schools need a super hero, and we found one. he's our "person of the week." >>> good evening. the phone calls were ugly and harrowing. they came early in the morning, late at night, over and over again. in these tough times, it may be no surprise that debt collectors calls are the country's top consumer complaint, but these one crossed all boundaries of decency. racist, pornographic, even targeting someone who owed nothing. tonight, our investigation has found the callers behind these vile shakedowns were hired by a company working for one of america's banking giants. brian ross is here to break this story, and brian, this evidence is stunning. >> reporter: it really is, george. the
he said congress has not budgeted it to pay for it. >>> stephen colbert has arrived in washington, d.c., one week ahead of his rally on the mall. the ufw launched a campaign in june to replace illegal immigrants on farms. >>> the decision yet on michelle rhee as she held talks with and some grain today. gray said they had a philosophical discussion about public education. gray said he will not make any personnel decisions until after the november elections. >>> the choice of pregnancy, with the discomfort with morning sickness. new research says most remedies do not work. expectant mothers might have to wait it out. >> this woman, a blessing of children is also a curse. >> as much as i love having kids, i do not tolerate pregnancy. >> has three children and expects another one in five months. with each pregnancy, she has been sent from morning until night for the entire term. >> i navigated my pathways to people caught desks by keeping an eye on their trash cans. >> research shows of all the tried methods for relief not much works. the study looked at treatments ranging from ginger,
on the offer and today stephen colbert of them upon it. he said that it was very hard work. >> it is time to roll of our sleeves and face this issue mon o -- it is certainly harder work than this. >> is it harder than the comedy show? >> it is absolutely hard. >> you do not want to return to it? what's i do not want to even " again.reen acres a >> he is an american citizen and he has a right to testify. >> one senior democrats strongly disagree. >> i am asking you to leave the room and betty -- the room completely and submit your statement. >> he was asked why you took on this issue. >> i like talking about people who do not have any power. it seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states. >> he mostly used humor to make his political point. >> i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i won it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> besides brazilian waxes, there were also talks of serious issues such as being susceptible to heat stroke. nancy pelosi defended the testimony and he
. the mall is bracing for bigger crowd as john stuart n. stephen cole bear rally next month. -- john stewart and steven colbert rally next month. it could take as days before the midterm elections. >> 4:59 is the time. there is still more ahead. >> the controversial chancellor of me to the city is likely first mayor. >> u.s. terrorism experts have a dire warning for congress but .> later, a massive baby food recall. later, a massive baby food recall. what
-2, nats against the saints. st. louis has evolved is stephen jackson and running back. he is 6 ft. 3 and 240 gallons. >> he is powerful -- 240 pounds. >> he is powerful and everything you want in a player. he is a great football player. >> in high school sports, is time to meet another future star. i want to introduce youtube neil walcott and -- i want to introduce you to neil walcott. she got hooked on soccer at age 7, thanks to her dad. she has attracted college scouts go lower. she will, indeed, play at the next level. but first things first, she and her teammates have a senior season to play, something to remember and certainly, two chairs. >> you want to go out with a bang. >> congratulations to nia woolcott, our high school athlete of the week. >> commissioners said they do not want anyone talking about the gun incident. a lot going on today in sports. >> we are we to have to get to chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital o
bump when the area is filled with kids. >> stephen carr had accused patten of assaulting him in his driveway in june. >> mechanical problems at the weekend metro station. also, -- of the wheaton metro station. also, the elevators are not working. we will bring you more as we get information. serrah showered, her fiance and and another male friend had been imprisoned in iran for your now after entering illegally in 2008 while hiking on the border of iraq. they are accused of being spies. her family hopes to get her back to the u.s. for treatment of a severe medical condition. new details on the disaster in the gulf tonight. the researchers found new patches of oil at the bottom of the sea. some of them are 2 inches thick and scientists are testing to see if it is new oil or from the bp spill three months ago. >> coming up, travel troubles if you're a frequent flier. the new report. you will not like it. >> and why some may not be happy with what the imam behind the controversial and newark mosque is saying. >> -- new york mosque is saying. >> right now, it is a late weather -- late s
blue's most infamous flight attendant is flying solo. stephen slater quit his job during the airline and later got fed up and made a dramatic exit. he opened up the emergency chute and slid down and later arrested and charged with two felonies. >> sunday postal officials unveiled its stamp that features a pore trait of mother teresa. the stamp was unveiled at the sline of the immaculate conception in d.c., and you can start buying the stamps tomorrow. >> beautiful morning for you. and nice outside. >> a little bit later coming up on good morning, washington, picking up the tab for public school teachers used to paying out of pocket. >> first a check of weather and traffic every 10 minutes, you're watching good morning, washington. >> all right. 4:52 now and time for another which can on this labor day weather we're seeing. nice and cool out. >> i love it. i wish. i hope it stays this way. adam caskey, tell me it will. >> well, labor day weekend is one of the best weekends here in washington. book ending the summer. fantastic, and we deserve it. 53 in hagerstown. winchester's 5 . nice
dismissed television analyst rob dibble. >> he was sharply critical of stephen strasburg and after he was removed from his final start. rob dibble said the strasbourg needed to suck it up. it was later revealed that stephen strasburg would need surgery. >> the redskins played in arizona. guys still fighting for a spot on the roster. albert haynesworth will see a lot of playing time tonight and could then be deactivated for the opener against dallas as he and mike shanahan stourton of their differences. >> it never ends, it seems like. >>> 74 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. >> we will go back to silver spring for the deadly hostage standoff at the discovery building. >> i am steve rudin in the belfort furniture weather center in. another hot and humid day is on ole. we will look at if the extended forecast for the holiday weeken ♪ [ male announcer ] new inventory. ♪ new equipment. new trucks. new hires. ♪ new space. ♪ new markets. achievement seizes new opportunity. go to pnc.com/businessloans to see how we can help your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all
. >>> jon stewart and stephen colbert coming to the national mall >> . the hosts of the daily show and the colbert report will have dueling rallies. this happens october 30. the event is being called the rally to restore sanity, for jon stewart. and for stephen colbert, the march to keep fera ar alive. >>> one step closer to the world's biggest airline. >> and property is on the rise. john nelson as those stories and more. -- rob nelson. >> the recession pushes the poverty rate to a 15-year high. 44 million americans live in poverty. that is one of seven people. millions north stay above the poverty line because of government benefits and other assistance. the head of the johnson & johnson consumer division is retiring next year. her division is responsible for a string of embarrassing recall which included children's tylenol. gm builds the new ceo thinks it will take several years for taxpayers to get their allowed money back. the remaining $43 billion will be repaid through the company's initial public offering which will be expected later this year. part of that loan being repai
to the leader of iran. >> live, and then high- definition, this is abc seven news at 6:00 p.m.. >> stephen colbert from comedy news at 6:00 p.m.. >> stephen colbert from comedy central to
and stephen colbert. >> we received confirmation from national park service about colbert and stewart have filed for permits for 25,000 people to gather on the national mall. we expect to hear from the washington area and other parts of the nation embracing the idea. hollenbeck brought out the right. al sharpton -- glenn that brought out the right. al sharpton 0 left. now john stewart from the daily show. >> 8 million moderate march. >> i think people have a legitimate ideological differences. they should express those. but recently, there have been expressed in not so a constructive manner. >> simultaneously, there will be a bling rally by his so- called political nemesis. -- there will be a dueling by his so-called political nemesis. >> it would be funny. it would be entertaining. >> it is always good to laugh at yourself. >> they are not the only ones turning in. facebook pages for the rally are flooded with support, applauding the two comedians for poking fun at the nation's political division. >> you can really argue with that. >> the date for the rally is set for october 30. it was c
. it happens in arlington, and montgomery county. >>> stephen colbert is on capitol hill this afternoon. he wrapped up his testimony before the judiciary committee on the subject of march -- migrant farmworkers. he testified in character about what he calls his vast knowledge of the subject. >> congresswomen lofgren asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can't bump this hearing all the way up to cspan-1. >>> he recently spent a day picking vegetables on a farm in new york. >>> global leaders including president obama made in new york city for the united nations general assembly. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is making most of the headlines incurring the wrath of western nations. he has said the u.s. should release eight iranian prisoners being held here much like american hiker who was released last week from iran. >> i don't work with the government. i don't have any control over these things. i don't really have an opinion. i want this to b
. first, stephen strasburg will have tommy john surgery on friday, and then they fired commentator rob dibble. hayes with a separated shoulder, dishing out payback. morgan went down with a fight, literally. the clear message, behind the back. morgan charges the mound. everyone is involved. both players, ejected, the nationals fall 16-10. >>> in the u.s. open, venus williams gets through to the third round and andy roddick is tied in the fourth set. >> that may be the only baseball fight i have seen where the punch landed. they never connect. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >>> nasty day at the beaches on friday, not the weekend. ocean city, wind gust of 21, picking up late tomorrow and friday. for the beaches, the strongest wind up thursday night and friday, could be 30-40 miles per hour. friday, could be 30-40 miles per hour. after that, sunshine.
with dr. stephen chu. that will be at the u.s. engineering festival on the mall october 23. stop by if you are interested. you can see all sorts of neat things. our neat thing, the temperature is above average, 84 degrees. we still have that humidity along the east coast. it hardly feels like september. this september running way above average. five degrees above average. there is that train in the atmosphere. look at the heavy rain down to our south. some spots in florida have had over an inch of rain. there are flood watches into north carolina. look at the rain fall around our area. there is not much rain in bowie. probably by thursday you could see two-3 inches of rain. over two inches in florida. fort lauderdale had over an inch of rain. as that moisture comes up late tomorrow night, that means into new england there could be very heavy rain. not a tropical storm but a lot of leftover tropical moisture. tomorrow when you get up temperatures will be around 60 degrees. rather mild but a comfortable day. late tomorrow some of those sprinkles will be coming our way. temperatures into the
shot a 48- year-old stephen carr in springfield last night. investigators say the two men had recently been involved in some sort of traffic and incident and they were due in court this coming thursday. >>> parents in montgomery county are on alert after a scare near a school. police say three 11-year-old girls were walking in the woods and a one point two got separated from the other girl and that is on the third girl says she was approached by a man dressed in black and wearing a ski mask. >> she started to run away. he followed her for a short distance and then stopped. >> the man is thought to be in his birdie's, 6 feet tall. police searched the area for him and was never found. of the principal sent home to a letter alerting families. >>> police are investigating two separate shootings at officers' homes in calvert county, and the chesapeake ranch estates in lusby. a maryland state troopers who were shot at and someone fired at a st. mary's county sheriff's deputies home and car. no injuries and so far no arrests. >>> and to the weather. a weekend of much-needed rain but sunny ski
. stephen tschida has more >> . it happened after 8:00 p.m. the woman was about to cross the street when a small dark, a car hit her with such force that she flew through the air according to witnesses. she landed under a truck parked 30 feet from the impact. >> she was thrown. >> the driver never stopped. the vehicle vanished down tallon avenue. those in the neighborhoods in a fast-moving car czar, and on this stretch. some motorists ignore stop for pedestrians signs. >> some cars never stop. >> it took place directly across the street from an elementary school. children play in the parking lot in the evening and regularly cross the street. jose warmer is about is will girl and other children living nearby. he believes more needs to be done to get traffic to slow down when school is out. >> they stopped for the school in the mornings, but nobody -- the children -- there are speeders. >> the search is on for the driver. the car has sustained damage and lost its passenger side mirror. the driver had to have known the woman was severely injured, but chose to keep going. >>> now to a devel
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for a ride to the rally hosted by jon stewart adn stephen colbert are in luck. anyone showing up to this office can get a free ride to the october 30 rally. the competing rallies will take place on the national mall. >> everyone is going to show up at huffington posey plays. >> "we are ready for the bus ride." >> "here we are." >> ready for the rain? a lot of things to talk about -- you should give yourself plenty of extra time if you're going to be driving or even going to be at metro and the time outdoors in the morning because rush-hour traffic will be heavily impacted. the rain is pretty scattered at the moment. most elements are west of the metro area. that is good for the horrible rush hour. rain will come later this evening. we know that just by a simple look at our storms can, which shows the doppler radar is up and down the east coast, and we explained this to you yesterday -- the origination for the moisture is the north western caribbean. for a while, we had tropical storm nicole. that has completely dissipated. a new area of low pressure trying to form now off the car
humidity. >> very nice. thank you. >>> washington nationals mckee a stephen strasburg is getting ready for a trip to california, but not for a game. he will have surgery on his injured right elbow friday. afterwards he will spend time recovering at a clinic in san diego, his hometown. if the operation will sideline him for more than a year. meanwhile, good news from redskins park. quarterback donovan mcnabb if it is expected to play in the season opener against dallas. that match-up is a week from sunday at fedex field. he is plagued by soreness in his sprained left ankle, but he is responding to treatment. when we continue, and iphone boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance. vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much you can save
. >> reporter: the suspects, stephen hayes and his accomplice, took jennifer hawke-petit back home and sexually assaulted her before killing her. they set fire to the house, killing 17-year-old hayley and 11-year-old michaela. the two suspects crashed into a police cruiser, trying to flee in petit's minivan, and were taken into custody. stephen hayes and joshua komisarjevsky, who's awaiting trial, could get the death penalty. richard cantu, abc news. >>> tropical storm carl is back into t of his carl blew across mexico's yucatan peninsula yesterday, dumping heavy rains on the region's tourist reso the storm is expected to gain strength and slam back into kenength and slam back into meanwhile, hurricanes igor and julia continue to churn out there in the atlantic. igor is now a cat 4 storm and could hit bermuda directly this weekend. igor's strong winds and potentially dangerous surf should hit the east coast tomorrow. hurricane julia is a category 3 storm but does not at this point threaten land anywhere. >> back to back right now when you look at that weather map. >> this is the height of the s
a tree fell on a car. >> stephen tschida is live from the area. >> this is as close as you want to cut it. just a short while ago a vehicle heading along that route had a head on collision with a falling tree. it happened fast. this man had seconds to react. >> the tree just fell. it crossed the entire road. >> he was heading down park road and a tree plunged into his car. if we had not der it would have landed on him. -- if he had not veered it would have landed on him. >> peachtree broke off on its trunk and delayed rush hour traffic and served as a reminder of how dangerous this can be. >> a big enough wind gust. >> as far as what brought the tree down, authorities cannot tell whether it was diseased or weekend from some of the severe storms this summer. >>> hollen be displaced will now be allowed -- holiday displays will be allowed outside the courthouse. >> the loudoun county board of supervisors voted to allow displays. >> this was very much a victory for religious groups, especially christians who say they feel pushed out by secularism. you will be seen nativity scenes and other th
. >> reporter: for you, yes. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: when we first met stephen browning in 2003, he was a can-do american, freshly arrived to help rebuild iraq, as part of the pentagon's temporary government. >> i personally believe that there is no mission in the world more important than the mission that we are doing right here in this country today. >> reporter: today, he's a father of two, living outside of denver, and his assessment of the war now genuinely surprised me. you don't think it was worth it? >> i don't. we'll see. maybe iraq will be a shining star of democracy in the middle east. i just don't see it happening. >> reporter: this boy appeared in an abc news story in 2007. at age 12, he was working in a mechanic's shop because his father, the bredwinner, had died during the invasion. "i dream," he told us, "of going back to school." but three years later, we found him, still at work. i met this shia sheikh in 2003 when he was a serious 29-year-old. he is now a militia leader who is still anti-american that our local staff said interviewing him would be, quote, like throwing your
the weekend by a car. stephen tschida is live at the accident scene. >> 30-year-old natasha pettigrew was a politician and avid cyclist. she was run down early sunday morning. her mother is afraid maryland state law will protect the woman who ran over her daughter. the woman who said she killed natasha pettigrew maintains she thought she hit an animal even though she dragged her bicycle for miles. the victim's mother doubts the woman will face a punishment. >> [unintelligible] >> she called police hours after hitting natasha pettigrew when she spotted a bicycle under her car. >> it took you four hours to go to your car to discover there is a bicycle under your car. >> the case is under investigation, but her mother returned to the scene. she is grieving for her daughter and worrying about the lot of protecting the woman who killed her. a prosecutor must prove gross negligence or some intent to kill in order to charge and convict. >> no one is charged with this crime because proving it is so hard. >> if you shoot them and kill them what is the difference? >> her friend clean up debris
. >> a couple of comedians have a squad. >> a couple of comedians have a plan to >>> jon stewart and stephen colbert are coming to washington. >> the question is, are they for real? >> the recent march as can be described as solemn, serious, and sometimes heated. some people say we have gotten too uptight. they have a plan to change all of that. from the furious to the frustrated and the bitter back and forth -- >> let's restore america. >> this is our day and we ain't giving it away. >> the national mall has been a tense place. come next month, it will take a lighter tone. >> jimmy, go. i'm calling for the nation to join me on the national mall. >> a million moderate march. >> his rally to restore sanity will be sarcastically countered by the march to keep your lives -- keep fear alive. >> sanity in washington? >> they take the farcical approach to point out how divided we are, hoping to put the handcuffs and hatred on hold for an afternoon. >> i disagree with you but i'm pretty sure you are not hitler. >> they say it is politic that a couple of comedians would turn out to be today's great
participate in every local primary. >> steny hoyer thanks, a central host stephen colbert to embarrass himself during his appearance before congress on friday. if he was invited to testify before was the judiciary subcommittee on undocumented farm worker spens. he spent a day working in the field. >> ike leggett warned of more possible budget cuts to prepare for a 10-15 reduction in their budgets -- 10%-15% reductions. a $200 million shortfall expected. >>> rainy monday morning, 64 degrees. saturday was like the millage summer. then sunday was like a new season overnight. and >>> it will feel like fall next weekend. there's a 100% chance of rain today. >> we need it. >>> >> 100%. it's great. live super doppler radar. we have a lot of road spray and wet roads. rainshowers not everywhere. most of the beltway escaping the showers at this time, but we will have more. getting a little break here and there. most of the downpours are on the eastern shore and over baltimore. glen burnie north into baltimore's when we have yellow -- will we have yellow, that is moderate rain. if we have an inch in bow
thirds of home kitchens received a grade of a or b. it can lead to illness. >>> stephen strasburg eric is going to have tommy john surgery on his injured right elbow today in los angeles. they give him a good chance of a full recovery. he will be out at least a year. preseason cames' to close last night with a 20-10 loss against arizona. most of the starters sat out. it was a battle for backup jobs. there were few highlights. >> there is a touchdown. >> richard bartell and terence austin "the up for the honaker -- hooked up for the only touchdown. albert haynesworth had no comment. >> we will go back to ocean city for the latest on the track of the storm and a timeline and we will check the situation for north carolina. they are already seeing the effects there. >> we have new perspective from the frontlines during the wednesday standoff at the discovery building. i will have a live report coming up. >> i am in the belfort furniture weather center. a few sprinkles outside right now, but have an absolutely beautiful week what's all this? big news! we have another way to help you save.
brant. >> stephen strasburg will have surgery on his right elbow. the surgery will be in los angeles. recuperation will be 12-18 months. chances of a full recovery are listed as 80% to 92%. jordan zimmerman through nine strikeouts, gave up one. in the bottom of the tents, a single to left field. here comes dadullah. the slide, the tag, the marlins wheaton, 1-0,. the redskins played the cowboys a week from sunday at fedex field. the main concern, donovan mcnabb, ankle, but responding to treatment. he should be able to practice next week in preparation for the dallas coppola's, which means he will play. have a great day, everybody. >>> 74 degrees on this wednesday morning. the news continues at 5:30. >> still ahead in the next half- hour, a controversial plan to keep children from loitering in chinatown. >> we are live in the weather center on this wednesday, tracking category three >>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> people are still getting ready for the big one. >> on the coast, people are getting ready for whatever hurricane earl throws their way
returning from iraq, thanks to two familiar faces. >> stephen colbert paid tribute to troops, with a diet of beer, ice cream and hot dogs. guess who he got to help serve up the hot dogs? none other than the vice president himself, joe biden. it was simply for the troops. very cool. >> to say the least. >>> coming up next, the stories we'll be following today. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] where are people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis going? they'reiscovering the first self-injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. visit 4simponi.com to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. simponi™ can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious and sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, cancer in children and adults, heart failure, nerus system disorders, lir or blood problems, and allergic reactions. before starting simponi™, your doctor should test you for tb and assess your risk of i
to count. stephen tells us about how some are going to make their votes count. >> angry about being left out of the democratic primary, some d.c. republicans are trying to make a democrat their nominee. >> the hotly contested democratic primary, since about 75% and district voters are democrats, it usually determines who will be the next mayor. but what about the roughly thousand voters who are not democrats? >> they are shut out of having any say in government. >> some voters are not true believers, such as yvonne fulbright, joined the democratic party just so she could vote. >> it is not really fair. >> but there are some republicans who plan to vote in their party's primary and believe they have a say in the next mayor's -- in who becomes the next mayor. >> some republicans believe fenty is issuing for their party's nomination. >> i voted for mayor fenty has a right in. >> a group of activists were going to their polling places today even though there was no republican candidate. now they are hoping for a fenty victory and for democrats to accept the republican nomination. >> i hope t
such as a flop the year and a missing lower front tooth. stephen cheetah, abc-7 news. >> thank you, steven. a man has pled guilty to animal cruelty charges after leaving his dog in a hot minivan. he left the dogs while he toured a museum. the smaller dog died and the beagle was treated for heat stroke. he was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and one-year probation. >> a casino opened for business three days ahead of schedule. the employees and the state are betting on slots and maryland. >> that was the welcome to the hordes of people that flocked to the casino 30 mi. north of the baltimore beltway today. some told us that they did feel lucky. >> of one about $500 today. i am not finished yet. >> it is nice. this place is nice. >> after years of politics, the slots parlor opened its doors three days early at 8:00 a.m.. the manager says the business is already good. >> it has been a great start to the day. it started with a line at about 7:30 a.m.. >> this was the soft opening before thursday's grand opening and he did not allow us to shoot video inside the casino. there are 1500 slot ma
with stephen hayes, one of the two men ape accused of killing his wife and two daughters in a brutal 2007 home invasion. >> mostly focused on the questions that i was being asked. just try to do the best i could for my family. >> reporter: in court, petit endured the 911 call made by a teller in this bank where his wife jennifer, seen here on the video, was taken by her attackers. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000 to bring out to them. if the police are told they will kill the children and the husband. they have their faces covered she is petrified. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. i think she's walking out now. >> reporter: she walked into the ultimate nightmare. hayes and his accomplice took her home where she was sexually assaulted. her two children were tied to their beds. her husband was tied to a pole in the basement. dr. petit managed to escape by untying himself and running to
, is for people too busy to go to rallies. and stephen colbert will hold the keep fear alive rally, on the same day next month. >>> now, we know the truth about what actor joaquin phoenix has been up to. you may remember phoenix's bizarre appearance on dave letterman's show last year. >> he carried on that persona in the documentary, "i'm still here." he says that joaquin has been playing a role, while telling everyone he was giving up acting in order to pursue a rap career. >> i saw that movie. i'm not surprised. >> casey said, it's the performance of his career. >>> up next, the stories we'll be following today, including a milestone for england's future king. we'll be right back. that, you know... helps regulate your digestive system. ooh, i think i'l pass. no, no, no! trust me. it is beyond tasty. mmm! wow! i can't believe it, i loe it! mmm, this is really good! new best tasting activia ever! ♪ activia / now you can join the fight against breast cancer every time you enjoy an activia. give hope with every cup of activia. so, we set out to discover the nutritional science at purina one, we
a hurricane. that is the good news. >>> we have your fingers crossed because this news is big. stephen strasbourg was supposed to have surgery this morning. no or from the national. the chances of a full recovery is listed at only 85%. as soon as we hear, we will let you know. nyjer morgan has been suspended. they have been suspended and or fined. nyjer morgan suspended eight games for his wild week. i have been talking about a redskins, more of them coming up at 6:00. he suffered a stroke just before his team's practice. last night, billy was back on the sidelines. ♪ >> he is back on the field, just like he planned to be. but last fall, he spent most of the time in a hospital. he suffered a stroke while teaching and was sidelined. >> i'm the type of person that if you tell me i cannot do something, i would like to prove you wrong. >> he coached a field for 11 seasons and had hoped to return to that same role this year. he decided he could not do it full time. he is an assistant to the head coach. >> he has not changed in terms of him being his normal cantankerous itself. he does not
to make. he is known for signing two notable players of the future, stephen strasburg, of course, and mike hoffler. the players were caught completely off guard. >> i do not think any of us saw lights coming. he is a part our organization and in turning things around and makes as a better team. >> i am disappointed. stanek has been a solid guy to lead on -- stan has been a solid guy to lean on. i wish him well in what every does. >> astin went on to say that he did not want to distract from tonight's game, but said he will bible to his plans -- he will divulged his plans for the rest of the season. >> hbo will air four hour-long episodes in its 24/7 franchised and it will premiere december 15. this rivalry has become a classic. they will face each other outdoors on new year's day. >> how great is that? >> that is going to be fine. >> >> the sickest kids in south east are about to get emergency -- world-class emergency care. >> the johns hospital is opening east of the anacostia river. it has everything a patient could need. >> into of having to take the bus or the metra to get to northwest
. overall home sales are now shaping up to be just as dismal as last year. >>> comedy central host stephen colbert heads to capitol hill to testify before a house committee on illegal immigrant farm workers. colbert is considered an expert witness as spending a day on a farm as a picker. >>> and a glitch that kept an earth-bound capsule from docking is being figured out. the capsule will land back on earth tomorrow. >>> coming up later, underwraps. a compelling look at what it means to be muslim in america. >> our correspondent goes undercover to find out firsthand how women of islam are treated in this country. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and sins. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. also try new tide free in-wash booster. the more you spend, the bigger the bonus, up to $250 to use on your next purchase. start earning with as little
less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax breaks. >>> well stephen colbert will be appearing before congress today. >> he will testify at a house hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. last month colbert picked vegetables at a farm, and he took part in a effort to replace illegal immigrants that work on farms. >> i went out there, and i worked 10 hours in the field, and i had to stop because my doctors told me i developed a condition known as a blister. >> he and fellow comedy central host jon stewart will be on the national mall. >>> good news heading into the holiday season. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "money scope " report with general motors scaling down. they will lock to raise $8 million to $10 million to help the government fetch the highest possible share price, making it more likely to eventually recruit its $50 million bail out. >>> sales of previously-owned homes rose last month. they are on pace to finish this year as last despite cheaper practices and record-low mortgage rates. >>> macy's pl
is dying on the living-room floor. >> stephen carr was the dead. neighbors say he got a petition to build the speed bump and install warning signs, something that patton protested when he drove past. carr was well known in this neighborhood for this kind of activity along his streak. >> the these are not talking about a motive, but certainly are talking to neighbors about the background about the argument over the speed bump. they learned at about 20 years ago he was a sheriff's deputy in the city of alexandria. >> as this investigation continues, it turns out that david patton could be facing more charges. >> and some breaking news at this hour, in southeast washington, an armored truck employee with shot at a popeyes restaurant. we're live on the scene at malcolm x ave. >> tonight, police are looking for that gun man who escaped on foot. witnesses tell us that he escaped around to 3:00 pm and they had seen the armored truck with two people park around eight. police tell us that a gun man walked up to the truck and was trying to rob it. witnesses say they heard an exchange of gunfire. on
nearly 30 years ago. >> stephen slater delivered a profane goodbye speech and slid down the debt side. he will undergo a plea deal and mental evaluation. >> oprah winfrey will be recognized at the kennedy center in november. she has been nominated for both an academy award and a golden globe for her work in the color purple. this comes in the final season of the oprah winfrey show. her final season debuts right here on abc7. >> that season premiere is not to be missed. >> weather-wise, some pretty good stuff here. just give it a day and it will be back like it was over the weekend. a little more heat to deal with in the next couple of days. blue skies and sunshine, temperatures still in the low 90's, but the humidity is awfully low. more like the arizona-type heat. 90 degrees on the campus of howard university. 80 degrees in germantown. southwest breeze at 11 miles per hour the dewpoint is in the 50's and that is a very comfortable combination. on the graphics, let's talk about the pollen count. it was up there today for grass and weeds it was in the moderate range. if you were sneezing -
in front royal, stephens city. 62 degrees downtown. 58 in woodbridge. today's forecast, nothing to complain about. high around 81-85. morning fog will begin to clear by 8:00 or 9:00 this morning off to the west of d.c. sign today and tomorrow. the wind will pick up tomorrow as a frontal system across the area. wind gusts of around 20-25 miles an hour. now to lisa baden. >>> northbound 95 is close to both of baltimore with a crash after the perryville exit. traffic is forced to exit from the interstate 95 maryland on to the on toto route 40. -- to route 40. relatively smooth outer frederick into montgomery county. 295 at the 14th street bridge, they have changed the traffic pattern so all traffic is moving to the left. there is no longer the lane divide. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 60 degrees outside. >> coming up, taylor swift and biggestest use mtv's night to bury the hatchet. >> after all, this is my 26th season. >> excitement building for oprah's swan song, what the fans can expect today from the season premiere. >> a search for answers after premiere. >> a search for answers after la
more than the house. >>> steny hoyer says stephen colbert and barry himself in a hearing before congress on friday. -- embarrassed himself and a hearing before congress on friday. >> 6:47 is your time and let's turn to the politico minute. >>> a. george washington university polls says its troubled times for the white house. >> good morning. >> it sounds like the numbers are bad for the white house all around. it sounds like a large number of voters said they would vote against president obama in 2012. >> only 38% says he deserves reelection which is pretty low. they're asked who they trusted to create jobs and restart the economy and congressional republicans by a 10% margin did better than president obama. he is doing worse than congressional democrats when matched against republicans. voters seem to have more faith in congressional democrats to create jobs than obama. >> it also talked about personality. this shows that his personality is more popular than his policies. what are the other personalities listed here? >> the reason he is hopeful in 2012 and it is so far away it
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